A year-end top 10 list of the most popular articles on Toy Tales based on readership statistics and engagement through various social media channels.
Is your child an aspiring witch doctor? Complete with a bag of “powdered flesh”, The Witch Dr. Head Shrinkers Kit from Pressman is exactly what they need for their apprenticeship!
I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
To complement the earlier release of its die-cast USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), in 1977 Dinky Toys released a replica Klingon D-7 Class Battle Cruiser.
Released in September 1977, the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) was one of the earliest video game systems and is widely credited with helping lay the foundation for what would become a multi-billion-dollar industry.
All the best for 2016!
A vintage ad from 1967 for the Rebel “400” Banked Raceway from Revell, one of ten sets to choose from for the holiday season.
For avid collectors, the process of collecting isn’t always an easy one. From acquiring items to cataloging, displaying, and storing items, collecting is serious business. Ottawa-area collector, Elizabeth Kondruss, knows a lot about this. As a long-time collector of Barbie and Barbie-branded objects, she knows more than most about how serious a business collecting is for some…. Read more »
The new @BatLabels Twitter account has won the Internet and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Released in 1961, Blaze was a rocking-horse toy from Mattel that appeared to gallop when it was rocked back and forth.
Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.
Over the course of 144 pages, author Brian Heiler has paid tribute to an oft-forgotten niche of off-brand, easily breakable, and ultimately disposable plastic toys that were typically available in supermarket checkout lines, variety stores, and pharmacy shelves.
In the age of console-gaming, what brings people out to play vintage arcade games? I talk with Paul “Yogi” Granger of Ottawa’s House of TARG about pinball, perogies and more!
Delve into the ingredients that make up Silly Putty and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Just pop Pop’ee and watch the action begin in these games by Kohner!
Bubble-based toys were some of Kenner Products’ earliest sales successes. One of its most popular offerings, the Bubble-Matic, was a plastic gun (available in red or blue) that shot bubbles with every squeeze of its trigger.